The state government has today delivered the 2016 budget, with key Bendigo projects to be funded.
We will bring you updates throughout the afternoon, which you can follow here.
- Regional Victoria budget wrap
- State to tackle groundwater
- Courts let down, but business council happy
- No word on family violence hub in budget
- Liberals answer back on finances
- Regional train services big budget winner
- Wedderburn farmers get water fix
- Schools welcome budget boost
- Budget to groundwater, schools
- Bendigo business’ budget wish list
- Sports, arts and infrastructure top Bendigo council's state budget wish list
Today’s announcements for central Victoria include:
$23.1 million for upgrades to four schools and to establish a tech school in Bendigo
A share of $151 million in regional schools funding including Bendigo Senior Secondary, the Echuca Regeneration Project, Kalianna Special School, Rochester Secondary.
Chewton Primary ($90,000), Timor Primary ($90,000) and Tooborac Primary ($60,000) will receive a share of "school pride" funding
Marong Primary and Spring Gully Primary will receive money to plan for future upgrades
Additional two off-peak services per day as a result of a new 27 VLocity fleet order.
An extra weekday off-peak return service for the Maryborough line
$15.8 million to upgrade Bendigo and Eaglehawk stations.
$2 million for planning needed to upgrade the Bendigo line
$30.4 million project project to duplicate Napier Street between Weeroona Avenue and Hall Street.
Safety improvements to the intersection of Strathfieldsaye Road and Tannery Lane in Strathfieldsaye.
$46.2 million package for Huntly Victorian Emergency Management Centre
$14 million to tackle rising ground water in Bendigo
$7 million for the Bendigo Arts Precinct